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Phantom of Chinatown


Published 1940


Keye Luke assumes Boris Karloff's former role as Detective James Lee Wong. This film is unusual because it's one the first to have an asian detective played by an asian born actor.


Run time 01:02:00
Production Company Monogram Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, black and white

Reviews

Reviewer: picfixer - - February 8, 2010
Subject: Edited version
Look elsewhere on this site for the complete film.
Reviewer: AKLeeAnn - - August 31, 2009
Subject: Important footage missing from this version
This moving begins with early film footage from Mongola that is fascinating and is the whole reason I love this movie. This version on the website has censored and cut out some of this historical Mongolian film footage, editing out what might not be politically correct today. It is real and interesting. Why rewrite history about a culture that was exotic and mysterious to Americans in 1940? Even the change in our sensibilities is historic and interesting. It's the best part of this movie and simply should not to be missed. The complete sequence of the Mongolian film footage can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zhOwgPPcsI
Reviewer: meinhof - - March 7, 2007
Subject: An Historic Film
As the header states, this is historically interesting because an Asian actor plays an Asian lead character. After watching many films in the collection, this is notable. I found it interesting that the film was made for TV, and many such cultural developments can be attributed to television rather than film. The movie is really entertaining and Keye Luke is an especially fetching lead.
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